Friday, October 4, 2013

WCMD Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I'm on the road for work and doing observations in middle schools. Phew! Those teachers need a serious pay raise. I was exhausted just observing. ;)

Before I left, I got a message from Holly about a Paper Crafts Magazine's blog hop. Yeah!


Yep, it's a blog hop for last year's World Card Making Day winners. Here's the list of last year's winners (and the blog line-up):
 Jocelyn Olson <--You are here


As part of the hop, we're supposed to make a card in the same category as our winning card. Mine was in the love category (you can see it HERE). I still smile ear-to-ear when I think of the e-mail from Holly telling me I was one of the winners. It was such an incredible feeling. :)

Here's my new love card:



Several months ago, I bought the You Are Loved digital journaling cards from Paislee Press. I loved them, but I never got around to using them (I'm not the only one who does that, right??). The chalkboard is longer than a standard journaling card. I resized one of the cards slightly smaller and duplicated the card....5 times to be exact. I layered the journaling cards under each other and used a bit of blurring and the clone stamp in Photoshop to remove any lines between the layers.

After I printed the panel, I layered this fab vellum from Cosmo Cricket and some twine. Here's a close-up:




We were also asked to give a tip or advice. Hmmm...I'm not sure that I have any earth-shattering advice for entering WCMD. I will say that while my card last year did have a sentiment that (clearly) fit in the love category, it was different than "I love you." Honestly, though, I don't have a secret formula for you--I wish! ha ha I hope you enter cards to this year's WCMD contest!

Paper Crafts has several events going on to celebrate the day. You can check out the WCMD page HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Next on the hop is fantastic Kerrianne.


Supplies
Cardstock: (White Linen) Ellen Huston; (Premium Matte Photo Paper) OfficeMax
Other paper: (vellum from Simple Surfaces) Cosmo Cricket
Digital element: (journaling card from You Are Loved) Paislee Press at The Lilypad
Twine: (yellow) Divine Twine



34 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, Jocelyn! I love the circle, the pop of flowers and the scattered look of the text!

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  2. This is gorgeous! LOVING that sentiment and the little flowers!!!!

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  3. Absolutely fantastic card of endearment! LOVE it :)

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  4. Love this - especially the "chalkboard" style! So much fun!

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  5. This is stunning!! I love the wreathe and chalkboard look:)

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  6. I love the little burst of color from the flowers and the twine. What a great card!

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  7. Very sweet card. It is so pretty. The sentiment is wonderful too.

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  8. The delicacy of your card, esp. the wreath, tiny flowers, and type, make such a heartwarming combination-- so pretty

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  9. So cute! Love the feel of chalkboard, thanks for sharing, love it!

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  10. love the chalkboard too and cute sentiment on your card...AMAZING Idea...

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  11. I love the way the colors look on the black background.

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  12. What a sweet sentiment. Love the chalkboard look.

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  13. Love this card - the yellow twine and the awesome chalkboard look!! Way to go!

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  14. I really like the sentiment here. Trendy with the chalkboard look. Lynn G.

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  15. Congratulations on being one of the winners! Your card is sweet. I love the chalkboard look and the sweet little floral image.
    Thank you for sharing! :)

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  16. Love the chalkboard look.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  17. Sweet card, love the simple yet stunning design. Beautifully done.

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  18. Such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing it!

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  19. What a simple statement done in a new and unusual way. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your card and thoughts.

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  20. This card makes me smile, Jocelyn. Perfect to give to that special someone. :)

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  21. CONGRATULATIONS on being a winner!!!
    Your card is ADORABLE - thank you for the inspiration :)

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  22. Brilliant! and from the heart! The best kind! Thank you.

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  23. This is super cute! I love the vellum peeking out from behind the chalkboard panel.

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  24. Great card! Love the effect. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  25. Congratulations on your win! I love the chalkboard style of this card with the pop of colors in the flowers. I hope to get the courage to enter next year.

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